Data Edge Anritsu 5G Tech Day Dublin


As the leading Test equipment Specialist in Ireland and at the forefront of testing the latest 5G services, Data Edge would like to invite you to join our Anritsu 5G Network Field testing Tech  Day – a full day of education, networking and live demonstrations. The event will focus on addressing the challenges Network Operators, Regulators and I&M Contractors face in their day-to-day work.


5G Tech Day 

Date: Wednesday 18th October
Venue: The Address Citywest Hotel, (Kingswood Hotel) Dublin
Timings: 9.00am to 15.45pm

Agenda topics:

  • 9:00 – 9:05: Welcome and Registration – Presenter: Paul Phelan

  • 9:05 – 9:15: Introduction to Anritsu – Presenter: Sophie Barc
  • 9.15 – 9.45: Analysis of 5G rollout progress in Ireland and future developments – Presenter: Luke Kehoe
  • The contribution will constitute a health check on the 5G
    market in Ireland, examining progress in terms of equipment rollout, spectrum
    utilisation and data traffic growth. It will also examine the evolving business
    viability challenges posed by monetisation and changes to the regulatory
    landscape driven by the European Commission and ComReg.

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  • Morning Sessions:
  • 9:45 – 10:45: Ensuring Performance of 5G Network with Accurate Field Measurements – Presenter: Cyril Noger.
  •  This session will be focused on detailing and explaining the various key RF measurements that need to be done to qualify how good a 5G network is. To illustrate how a 5G cell behaves, various Anritsu measurement tools, like the spectrum analyzer, the real time spectrum analyzer, and the 5G demodulation software capabilities, will be demonstrated. 

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  • 10.45am to 11.00am:  Break Tea/Coffee.
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  • 11.00 – 12.00: From 5G Fronthaul to Network Core: Efficient Testing of Today’s Wired Networks – Presenter: Andrew Cole.
  • Global telecommunication traffic is increasing, driven by mobile traffic (especially 5G) and high bandwidth contents like Internet TV, video streaming and teleconferences. To support the traffic increase, telecom networks, especially the ones interconnecting data centers, need to upgrade their speeds from 10Gb/s to 100G, 200G and even 400G, supported by new generations of transceivers.This session will present the solutions Anritsu offers for testing
    and validating the KPIs of the new generation of networks and 
    in an environment where legacy technologies are still in use.
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  • 12.00 – 12:45: Performing Indoor and Outdoor Network Coverage Mapping – 
  • Presenter: Cyril Noger.
  • Once networks are being deployed, cellular network operators always need to verify how good the outdoor or indoor level reception of their network is either by performing some drive tests or manual testing in buildings. There are different kinds of tools to make these measurements. One of these tools is a spectrum analyzer which can demodulate 5G carriers for instance and can be remotely controlled to measure and store these metrics which could then be post-processed on a map. This session will illustrate a solution called
    NEON associated with Anritsu Spectrum Analyzers MS2090A and MS2080A. NEON allows both an indoor measurement session inside a building across all floors even when a geolocation with GNSS is impossible and outdoor measurements being collected by car rather than through long pedestrian walks. 2D and 3D maps can then be displayed on a computer for further processing and reporting.
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  • 12:45 – 13:45: Lunch.
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  • Afternoon  Sessions:

13:45 – 14:30: Isolating Interference in 5G and Examination of Passive Intermodulation Causes – Presenter: Cyril Noger.

One of the main difficulties with TDD networks is the ability to isolate a
potential interference frequency in a 5G frame to locate it in the field. The
network can’t be stopped to let this interference appearing alone in the
spectrum band which normally affects the uplink part. Due to the TDD
particularity, in case an interference exists, it makes it more difficult for
5G subscribers to connect to the network with their devices. 
An Interference Hunting technique will be proposed during this session based on the latest generation of handheld spectrum analyzers. It will highlight how to operate with the unit to put in evidence if any unwanted carrier affects the UL part of a TDD frame. For FDD networks, another RF phenomenon could disturb the networks when they are aging or not well maintained over time: the Passive Intermodulation (aka. PIM). 
During this session, we will explain the potential causes of these interferences and how these can be fixed in the field by using a dedicated test instrument called the PIM Master.


  • 14:30 – 15.30: Live demonstrations and networking; Demonstrations using MS2090A and MT1040A – Presenters: Cyril Noger, Paul Holes and Andrew Cole.
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  • 15:30 – 15:45: Closing speech.


The Address Citywest Hotel, Old Naas Rd, Citywest, Dublin D22, W580.

Featured Speakers:

Paul Phelan 

CEO, Data Edge 

Luke Kehoe

Telecoms Analyst & Technology Consultant

Cyril Noger 

Field Application Engineer, Anritsu

Andrew Cole

Field Application Engineer, Anritsu

Paul Holes

Field Application Engineer, Anritsu

Sophie Barc 

Sales Director for UK & Ireland, Anritsu


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